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    For me, everyone skating in the ladies event for the past several years has been pretty boring, except for an occasional good SP by Nagasu. Nobody has been able to hold my interest thru a free skate since Cohen (and even then, I'm not sure if it was the skating or the tension of waiting to see where she would screw up).

    Yes, I also found Kwan to be boring.

    I liked Yagudun. I wasn't that keen on Plushy's skating, but could never have called him boring. I didn't usually find Lysacek or Weir boring, but today's top guys can't hold my interest for long. Takahashi can at least keep my attention thru an SP.

    Pairs. OMG. What a wasteland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mia joy View Post
    It's normal that there are skaters you love, skaters you like, skaters you're ok with, skaters you find boring and skaters who annoy you.
    Amen, and btw. an awesome idea for another thread! I don't get why it shouldn't be allowed to mention the names of your personal bores, like to state your personal "heartthrobs". And to all the complainers, you've been warned, why don't you just ignore this topic?

    OK, these are the skaters I find boring/dull, past/present mixed:
    Rachael Flatt, Kimmie Meissner, Joannie Rochette, Jennifer Robinson, Viktoria Volchkova, Karolina Kostner, Angela Nikodinov, Michelle Kwan, Yoshie Onda, Zhang/Zhang, Siudeks, Eltsova/Bushkov, Dube/Davison, Sale/Pelletier (well, not exactly boring, I just don't like them very much) - same with Evgeny Plushenko, on to the bores - Elvis Stojko, Brian Boitano (except his excellent Olympic programs!), Timothy Goebel, Todd Eldredge, Patrick Chan, Evan Lysacek

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    Actually, that is what I like figure skating for: it can give you all kinds of emotions, from and to and , included. Also, boring skaters are absolutely necessary for fridge break purposes
    Moving on to my own version of The List of the Most Boring Skaters: Kevin van der Perren, Brandon Mroz, Michal Brezina, Vaughn Chipeur, Jeremy Abbott (well, maybe I'm not sophisticated enough to get his programs, but I liked his SP this year), Rachael Flatt, Ksenia Makarova, Cynthia Phaneuf (and other Canadian ladies except Joannie Rochette), Zhang/Zhang, Brodeur/Mattatal, Kemp/King, and... none of the ice dance teams In fact, I cannot say I dislike any of the skaters out of this list. Moreover, I often tend to like such skaters in general, for example, I'm impressed by Kevin van der Perren's long career and love for the sport, but his skating is not my cup of tea. Skaters that annoy me belong to another category which has nothing in common with this thread.
    There are also cases when particular programs, not skaters, are boring. For example, I like Joubert, but I find his numerous Matrix-like programs very zzz-inducing (the classical style he sticks to this year appeals to me much more). Same with Lysacek: I usually love his passion and attack, but his Sheherazade LP seemed boring to me.

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    So what we can conclude from this thread is that every skater ever in existence can be found boring by a skating fan depending on personal tastes or biases. Tell us something we didn't already know.

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    I don't find any skater boring. IMO there are borings programs. I blame coach/coreographer always

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    I guess I'm gonna be for this list but here it goes:

    - Michelle Kwan (never got her, I find her overrated)
    - Matt Savoie
    - Sergei Davydov (best insomnia cure ever)
    - Zhang/Zhang
    - Carolina Kostner (I don't get the fuss about her)
    - Alisa Drei
    - Evan Lysacek
    - Virtue/Moir
    - Fumie Suguri
    - Rachael Flatt
    - Viktoria Volchkova
    - Julia Sebestyen
    - Chengjiang Li
    - Kimmie Meissner
    - Nina Petushkova (no explanation needed)
    - Ivana Reitmeyerova
    - Dubé/Davison
    - Inoue/Baldwin
    - Crone/Poirier
    - Imaikina/Bezmaternikh (due to her, he is great)
    - Polina Shelepen

    that's it for now.
    "I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moka-Ananas View Post
    - Sergei Davydov (best insomnia cure ever)
    OMG, I totally forgot about him! Oh yeah, he was definitely a cure for insomnia.

    Also a point for you for having the courage to name V/M. I personally find them annoying more than boring, but I really thought there weren't too many people who disliked them. Good, means I'm not insane

    Ziggy, I agree about CoP being destructive for ice dance. Best example of how far the boringness has gone there is that not only weak teams are boring (which could be kind of understandable), but there are also totally dull dances winning medals. See the whole 2009 worlds podium, for example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mia joy View Post
    Ziggy, I agree about CoP being destructive for ice dance. Best example of how far the boringness has gone there is that not only weak teams are boring (which could be kind of understandable), but there are also totally dull dances winning medals. See the whole 2009 worlds podium, for example.
    This season there is one (Crone/Poirer) Senior FD that I've enjoyed so far.

    One. And I've watched the entire GP series, 3 Nationals, Russian Nationals and various bits and bobs from other competitions on YouTube.

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    Since this is rather negative thread: During the years I have watched figure skating these singles skaters I have found really interesting so far:

    Men
    John Curry
    Robin Cousins
    Vladimir Kovalev
    Philippe Candeloro (eligible skating)
    Alexei Urmanov (ditto)
    Ilia Kulik (ditto)
    Eric Millot
    Laurent Tobel
    Evgeni Plushenko in 2000-2001
    Takeshi Honda
    Stephane Lambiel
    Tomas Verner
    Emanuel Sandhu
    Jeffrey Buttle
    Johnny Weir (not after Galina and Petrenko became his coaches)
    Daisuke Takahashi
    Evan Lysacek (starting already in the time he was competing at Junior Worlds)
    Takahiko Kozuka
    Jeremy Abbott
    Patrick Chan
    Michal Brezina
    Brandon Mroz
    Adam Rippon
    Yuzuru Haniu

    Ladies
    Peggy Fleming
    Hana Maskova
    Karen Magnussen
    Janet Lynn
    Julie Holmes
    Zsuzsa Almassy
    Christine Errath
    Dorothy Hamill
    Dianne de Leeuw
    Denise Biellmann
    Dagmar Lurz
    Kristiina Wegelius
    Katarina Witt
    Claudia Leistner
    Kristi Yamaguchi
    Laetitia Hubert
    Lu Chen
    Oksana Baiul (eligible)
    Tanja Szewczenko
    Maria Butyrskaya
    Michelle Kwan (not so much after 1998)
    Irina Slutskaya (ditto)
    Julia Lautowa
    Shizuka Arakawa
    Mikkeline Kierkgaard
    Sasha Cohen
    Susanna Poykio
    Annette Dytrt
    Yu-Na Kim
    Laura Lepisto
    Mirai Nagasu
    Mao Asada
    Akiko Suzuki
    Kanako Murakami
    Haruka Imai

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaana View Post
    Since this is rather negative thread: During the years I have watched figure skating these singles skaters I have found really interesting so far:
    Geez...

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    All skaters since the mid-90s except Michelle Kwan, Alexei Yagudin, Alissa Czisny, Johnny Weir, Irina (not a fave, but not boring), Plushy (same as Irina), Shizuka, Sasha Cohen, Mirai Nagasu, Lu Chen, Takahashi, Shen and Zhao, Lambiel. I'm sure I've forgotten a few.

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    OK gotta ask what happened to Angela Maxwell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by giselle23 View Post
    All skaters since the mid-90s except Michelle Kwan, Alexei Yagudin, Alissa Czisny, Johnny Weir, Irina (not a fave, but not boring), Plushy (same as Irina), Shizuka, Sasha Cohen, Mirai Nagasu, Lu Chen, Takahashi, Shen and Zhao, Lambiel. I'm sure I've forgotten a few.
    Then why do you bother to watch?
    I hear outside a million panicking birds, and know even out there comfort is done with; it has shattered even the stars, this creature at last come home to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orientalplane View Post
    Then why do you bother to watch?


    For the same reason most fans do: those beautiful advertising banners on the boards! Vioxx, Serenity, Smuckers Uncrustables:

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigB08822 View Post
    People say Kwan because she continuously beat their favorites over 10 years of competition. Sour grapes, I tell ya, sour grapes (which, incidentally, could be purple)!
    "In no way do I think I stopped commanding a spotlight. I think I travel with one." -- Johnny Weir

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    Quote Originally Posted by dupagegal View Post
    OK gotta ask what happened to Angela Maxwell?
    Gah I know!! I miss her skating so much! She was fantastic and never boring

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    Quote Originally Posted by orientalplane View Post
    Then why do you bother to watch?
    To see who won! And who was robbed, who was overscored. To see if even a boring skater like Rachael Flatt can pull off a seven triple program. To see if Yu Na still has it, to lament over what Mao was and what she has become, to see if Caroline Zhang has fixed her mule kick. The list goes on. Skaters may be boring, but the sport isn't.

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    Then, what you like is called "skating drama"

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinky166 View Post
    Gah I know!! I miss her skating so much! She was fantastic and never boring
    Ive since been told that she has unofficially retired.....? Rumor has it that she had a serious injury....don't know......any info

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